New York Climate Week

with Conservation International and Partners

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Conservation International is honored to be Climate Week NYC 2021’s Nature Program Partner.

Our programming aims to highlight the importance of nature as a climate solution, feature Indigenous and local leadership, and inspire increased climate ambition in the run up to COP 26. Events over the course of Climate Week NYC will reveal how high-quality, nature-based solutions – private sector and government investments in nature that protect, restore and improve management of carbon-rich forests – are helping some of the world’s most vulnerable communities transform their local economies, while reducing global emissions. Please join us.

 

 

Schedule of Events

 

Tuesday, September 21

 

Deforestation-Free Finance: Roadmap to Green Portfolios

9:00 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. ET

Please join us for a high-level virtual panel event with climate, finance and science leaders to discuss the what, why and how of deforestation-free finance and the variety of tools available for making rapid progress towards zero-deforestation portfolios.

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith, Minister for the Pacific and the Environment, UK
  • Nigel Topping, Climate Champion
  • Emine Isciel, Head of Climate and Environment, Storebrand
  • Dr. Nathalie Seddon, Director of Nature-Based Solutions Initiative, University of Oxford
  • Danielle Carreira, Head of Finance Sector Engagement, Tropical Forest Alliance

 

High Quality Forest Carbon Investments as Climate Action and Climate Justice

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Discover how carbon revenues are supporting economic resilience in the face of the global pandemic, learn about how these projects help create sustainable livelihoods, and hear about efforts underway to ensure investments deliver impacts at scale for the planet, nature and people.

Speakers:

  • Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad; Advisory Board Member, Planetary Health Alliance; Senior Fellow, Conservation International
  • Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO Global Environment Facility
  • Samson Parashina, Chairman of the Chyulu Hills Conservation Trust
  • M. Sanjayan, CEO, Conservation International

 

Discover how carbon revenues are supporting economic resilience in the face of the global pandemic, learn about how these projects help create sustainable livelihoods, and hear about efforts underway to ensure investments deliver impacts at scale for the planet, nature and people. Speakers: Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad; Advisory Board Member, Planetary Health Alliance; Senior Fellow, Conservation International Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO Global Environment Facility Samson Parashina, Chairman of the Chyulu Hills Conservation Trust M. Sanjayan, CEO, Conservation International ​ Adam, once it's upload, can you please embed it to this page under the Tuesday, 2pm session? https://www.conservation.org/events/new-york-climate-week-schedule

 

Wednesday, September 22

 

Harnessing Traditional Knowledge of the Pacific Island Peoples

2:00 pm. - 3:00 p.m. ET | Register

Conservation International and Nia Tero invite you to join us for a virtual panel discussion on the what the world can learn from the knowledge systems of Indigenous Peoples.

Indigenous Peoples have profound relations with their territories from which specific knowledge systems are formed. As the world grapples with the twin problems of biodiversity loss and climate change, there is a growing recognition of the need to look beyond western scientific knowledge and learn from indigenous knowledge systems.

Speakers:

  • Maureen Penjueli, Coordinator, Pacific Network on Globalization, Fiji
  • Jennifer Corpuz, Policy Advisor, Nia Tero, Philippines
  • Clement Yow Mulalap, Facilitative Working Group Member, UNFCCC Local Community and Indigenous Peoples Platform; Legal Adviser, Permanent Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia to the United Nations
  • Schannel van Dijken, Marine Director, Asia Pacific Field Division, Conservation International

 

 

Thursday, September 23

 

The Amazon We Want: A Call to Action to Avoid the Tipping Point and Advance Sustainable Development in the Amazon

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET | Register

The rainforests of Amazonia are vital to the world – and they are under threat. The next five years are critically important for Amazonia but increasing global demand for resources risks further deforestation that places the region, its people, and the world at risk. This panel will present the state of the Amazon rainforest and critical solutions to conserve it – by people from the region, for people from the region and the world.

Speakers:

  • His Excellency Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia
  • Helder Barbalho, Pará State Governor and Member of the Interstate Consortium for Sustainable Development of the Legal Amazon Region
  • Carlos Nobre, Co-Chair, Science Panel of the Amazon
  • Belén Páez Director, Fundación Pachamama
  • Daniela Raik, Executive Vice President Field Program, Conservation International
  • M. Sanjayan, CEO, Conservation International


Planetary Health: Addressing Catastrophic Environmental Threats to Human Wellbeing

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET | Register

COVID-19 has revealed the vital linkages between human health and the health of the planet. Beyond driving greater risk of emerging infectious diseases, the current collision of climate change and biodiversity loss profoundly impacts human wellbeing in other ways. We must heed modern scientific methods and the knowledge of Indigenous peoples to achieve a healthier, more equitable and sustainable world.

Speakers:

  • Aaron Bernstein MD, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad; Advisory Board Member, Planetary Health Alliance; Senior Fellow, Conservation International
  • Neil Vora, MD, U.S. Policy Fellow on Pandemic Prevention, Conservation International
  • Kinari Webb, MD, Founder, Health in Harmony